Beautiful Places in United Kingdom

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Buckingham Palace

She told us to visit Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Sq, Green Park and Big Ben. All these places were close to her office and walking distance. We paid for the coffee and were on our way to Trafalgar Sq, walked ahead a little bit and reached the Buckingham palace & Green Park. Through our walk there was a regular photo session going on and it was a pleasant experience walking the streets of london.Since it was a day before the weekend, people were all out on the streets, getting into the weekend groove. There were families and children with their dogs playing in the park, couples coochy cooing and sipping on chilled beer (its legal to drink on streets in London), a old gentleman feeding squirrels, a lady feeding the ducks, tourists clicking pictures and office goers crowded outside English pubs drinking beer and wine. It was party mood all around.We walked back to Sugandha's office and called her, she told us to come to a pub were she and Daniel (her English boyfriend) had already started partying. We joined them, ordered our beers and it was 1, 2 and 3 beers for me, the last glass being bottoms up. The pub (I forget the name) was totally crowded with people partying after office hours.
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Loch Ness

This charming riverside town is the capital of the Scottish Highlands. It’s a great base for a getaway to Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and the gorgeous Isle of Skye.
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Piccadilly Circus

It was total fun clicking pictures here with Alim and Supritha. From china town the next stop was a toy store which sells all kind of soft toys, we spent a little moment going around the store, the store had quite a interesting jungle set up. Just 500 meters outside the store was Piccadilly Circus, the place which has the TDK, Sanyo advertisement signage.
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Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is one of the most popular and easily accessible travel destinations in Scotland. We pre-decided the driving route, crossed the English-Scottish borders in style; received a musical welcome from a Scottish piper as we officially entered Scotland but it was miles to go before we reached our destination.
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Holland Park

If you fancy a peaceful afternoon then head to Holland Park where you can sit, relax and enjoy the Kyoto gardens. It's only a short walk from the Holland Park tube station, you could definitely spend a sunny afternoon here!Little Venice | Tube Station: Warwick Avenue
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Primrose Hill

A great view of the beautiful city of London is Primrose Hill. Buy some food from the markets and come up here to enjoy the afternoon, eat and drink a bottle of wine! It's not far from the London Zoo so if you are heading that way then make sure you stop over!There are always free things to do in a city you just have to do a little research and be prepared to get lost. As my mother used to say "The best things in life are free" and I have to say I agree with her.Much love,Anita HendriekaThis blog was originally published on 'anitahendrieka'.
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Arthur's Seat

It feels like I'm walking into the clouds. It was quite dangerous as I am not able to see what's ahead of me when nearing the top.
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Calton Hill

By far my favorite part about the overall Hogmanay festival is the Torchlight. Led by Vikings with torches twice the size of what I carried and accompanied by bagpipes and other music through old Edinburgh, ending on the top of Calton Hill, it’s just unlike anything else I’ve ever done anywhere in the world. I laughingly joked my first time that I couldn’t believe they were letting me play with fire at all….let alone also letting thousands of other people do so at the same time! Grand grand fun and so many photo-worthy moments too.
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Swallow Falls

It’s a good idea to drive to these nearby falls, nestled in the Welsh thickets. Combining this with your day trip to the Snowdonia national park would be a day well spent with nature.INSIDER TIPSRent cheap cars at http://www.rentalcars.com/ for below 15GBP, over 2 days.Mind you, the network coverage can be quite poor. So it is best you have the location tracked, beforehand.SCOTLANDItineraryEDINBURGH  GLENCOE  ISLES OF SKYEAfter spending a good two days exploring the best of scenic English landscape in Wales and driving all the way to Scotland, it would be a good idea to celebrate the slow pace of life in the historically rich old city of Edinburgh. It is good to keep changing the type of travel experience, in order to have a taste of everything.PLACES TO SEE IN EDINBURGH
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Hampstead Heath

The pergola was built in 1906 and was one of Lord Leverhulmes ideas. He wanted to build a legacy, so decided that the pergola was a great idea. Over the years there were many extensions of this fantastic structure but sadly after his death the Pergola was forgotten. This place is now overgrown by wild flowers and vines and looks absolutely amazing. It has such a eerie feeling to it and I wouldn't of thought this secret place would still exist in London.Listen to the protests in the speakers corner in Hyde Park | Tube station: Marble Arch
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Regent's Park

Its the park next to my home, and I must be visiting it once a week for sure. Regents Park is one of the bigger parks in London and the best landscaped one in my opinion. Its located between Baker Street, St Johns Wood, Camden and Kings Cross, with a squarish shape. Its got rose gardens, cherry blossoms, landscaped gardens, walking trails, lakes, football and cricket pitches, the London zoo, running tracks, a theatre, cafes and I don't know what else! Its so green in summer,with colours so vibrant that you actually feel that you have come to the woods and left the whole world behind!
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Victoria Park

During our walk we saw a great deal of modern blocks of various architectural quality, side by side with houseboats, boardwalk environment and small, green spots with grass and trees. Everywhere there were trendy cafés where the young and hip ad-agency people, artists and “creative types” were sitting with their iPads, checking e-mails, or a copy of “The Observer” as they sipped their organic juices and coffees. One of the things that really fascinates me about London is the fact that there is so much history. Originally founded by the Romans about 2000 years ago, the “current London” is literally built upon the ruins of millennia and ever so often remains from the past, even of a significant, historic value, are found and being excavated. In medieval times London developed into one of the most important cities in Europe and the list of brutal, reckless kings that have ruled England from here is long! In the older areas of the city you find many buildings dating back 500 years or more. As already mentioned, several pubs are centuries old, and many of them make quite an effort to inform you just HOW old they actually are, and which prominent, historic figures that have come and gone over the years. It IS actually exciting! Imagine to sit by the same table as William Shakespeare, drinking a pint of lager. There are quite a few arguments about which pub that can rightfully claim the title as “London’s oldest pub”. No one knows for sure. But there are a handful of pubs in the central part of the city that have had their license at least since the 1660´s. No matter which one is the oldest, I find that rather impressive. I do not think that there will be many of the present day “shopping street pubs” around 350 years from now. But in the center of London they live and work “in the middle of history” every day!
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Kinder Scout

It is a strenuous hike of 14.2Kms and will check your ability at many points during the hike. But once you reach the summit, you will forget all about carrying those heavy backpacks, jumping from boulder to boulder, walk on the peat bogs, there will be just a rhythm playing in your ears, a rhythm that will appreciate the beautiful nature creation around you.
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Royal Windsor Racecourse

The next destination to head to is the Windsor Racecourse for Monday races. It can qualify as one of the best evening watching the horse racing. The easiest and most fun way to get there is by boat. If you are lucky, you might just win enough to pay for an extended trip in the city.
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Aros Park

Aros is a beautiful park near Tobermory. It offers many walking trails ranging from easy to moderate. When we parked our car at the Aros car park, it was a crisp winter day and the temperature hovered around Zero degree Celsius. It was indeed chilly but we deluded ourselves by looking at the Sun(which seemed only to be a source of light minus the heat) and started our 1.5 mile walk to the waterfall. It is a moderate walk, a little boggy at places and there's a view point at the end of the trail, with fantastic views of the waterfall.
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Ben Lomond

Day three came soon; a little drippy and drowsy. The clouds populated the sky so intensely that we couldn’t muster up the courage to explore around the loch. It was best to bring out the board and card games while still stealing a glimpse of the Loch Lomond. After repeated failures to take a walk outside, we finally settled down with a cup of coffee on Uno. We enjoyed the drizzle from within the closed doors, without cold and without wet. Only the sound splattered on the wooden deck and the drops trickled down the glass windows. The old hills exhibited new colours; in some places new waterfalls sprung out and the clouds started to dissolve as it poured.
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Cirencester Park

It is much more vast and more green, with the air more fresh and crisp than it looks. I love how the locals enjoy strolling by these parks and relishing their time, a delicacy lacking in Singapore.
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Italian Gardens

We saw the Italian Gardens, a soothing water feature full of life and beauty. Supposedly it was created as a present from Prince Albert to his beloved Queen Victoria. Those two had one of the sweetest romances in the history of British royalty. We'll see Victoria's own tribute to her sweetheart in a minute.
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Bishop's Park

This is a very small park, will be close to where I will stay. I look forward to exploring it further! P.S. (May 2016) Am still waiting for spring to fully arrive, but one of those rare sunny days I got out and explored the park a bit. Its quite picturesque, with fountains and landscaping.
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Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and it has been one of the country's most popular places for holidays and summer homes since 1847. The climate was perfect for a good walk, we just ventured not knowing where we were supposed to reach. But, believe me it was one of the most amazing and romantic walk of our existence till date, through woods, through these huge farms with sheep's grazing, by the lake side with small waterfalls on either side, nothing less than like in HEAVEN. The long walk made us hungry and again we didn't want to settle for anything else but a good English pub, which we found in the main market. Again it was the similar ambience, set up and good food and beer pints like in all English pubs.After lunch we were back to walking around the city, the market, lake and places just outside the market which was full of summer homes and beautiful scenic views all around. Finally, at around 5 pm we were kind of done with exploring Windermere and decided to travel to Preston and explore another city close to Preston i.e. Lancaster, as we had a 11 pm train from Preston to Inverness (our next holiday destination). We hopped on into a train from Windermere station and reached Lancaster by 6 pm.It was getting dark and we could see the town during night. But it was worth walking the streets and exploring it during the night too. It was a beautiful cold evening; there were some beautiful castle structures in the city, pubs bustling with youngsters. After some shopping we were back to Lancaster station and reached Preston by 10pm. The train for Inverness was on time and we had already booked our seats, which had the comfort of a business class seat like in an airplane. The moment we entered the train and settled ourselves we were off to sleep.
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Trips Stories

Of course there is much more to see in the United Kingdom....

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Hiking is an idea to get fit and reach that summit, and no doubt that I look forward to attain those benefits too....

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Once the sky was clearer, we decided to explore a few natural trails around the loch....

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Inverness is a city in northern Scotland and it's the northern most city in United Kingdom....

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After living in the US for eight years, it was time to move back to India....

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If you like Thai food and want a restaurant lunch meal, Thai Kingdom (Warwick Road) is very nice and does lunch for £6.99 per person....

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Buckingham Palace the London residence of the monarchy of the United Kingdom....

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With a perfect blend of history and modernity, the capital of United Kingdom has all the right reasons to top our wishlist!...

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The mystery of the megalithic monuments of “Stonehenge” located in Wiltshire region of England have always aroused a curiosity in us to learn and explore the story behind this prehistoric monument....

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Whether by chance or fate, of all the places in the world- my family and I ended up in Kent, England....

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With my brother’s help we formulated a list of places in and around England which were unique and were rich in nature’s bounty....

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Stonehenge London View of the Scottish capital from Edinburgh Castle Eilean Donan Castle Cadbury World Bath Edinburgh Birmingham When I decided to travel across United Kingdom all by myself, I didn’t know that this would give me such a high, but my first solo international trip definitely ended up being a lifetime experience....

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An iconic castle, rich literary heritage, residence to monarchs, lush green surroundings, spooky tales and probable home to Harry Potter… What’s not to love about Edinburgh?...

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And it is also where water currents from the direction of New York, the United Kingdom and the isles of Scilly converge....

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London can be an expensive city if you head to all the tourist traps....

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She was the person who made the sweaters for the Shetland ponies in the commercial to promote "Natural Scotland" in 2013....

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Known to be one of the wonders of the world, this structure is essentially a ring of naturally standing rocks, present since 3000 BC....

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Windsor Castle The castle looks stunning against the blue sk St Georges Chapel State House Apartments Bath, United Kingdom On the way to Stonehenge Stonehenge Silver Linings Where we had kept most of our London trip pretty flexible to wander about at our own pace, we opted for a tour with Golden tours to visit Windsor castle, Bath & Stonehenge....

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Contrary to my reserved nature, I chatted animatedly with her and was pretty surprised to know she was there with her husband who was buying something at the store on the platform !...

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When nature does close in on you, it’s with a mysteriousness that matches the creeping mists....

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We braved the scottish winter and mother nature pleasantly surprised us by providing 3 straight days of Sunshine and clear skies....

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